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Nursing and midwifery

Ensuring the right number of nurses and midwives, with the right skills, values and behaviours, to deliver care at the right time and place.


Nursing Supply and Demand has been identified as one of the five strategic aims agreed by Health Education England working across East Midlands to address the importance of creating parity of esteem; supporting five year forward view; impact of seven day services and the challenges of managing the immediate capacity and capability gaps in the nursing workforce now.

The Nurse Supply and Demand Board has identified the following priority areas:

  1. Recruitment and Retention supporting our current workforce
  2. Supporting and retaining our Students
  3. Developing and supporting new roles
  4. Preparing the workforce for new ways of working

Work is now taking place to support these priority areas. Further information can be seen in the Nurse Supply and Demand Programme Presentation (Sept 2017)

We’re ensuring that nurses are recruited in the right numbers and that throughout their careers, receive consistent high quality education and training to support the delivery excellent care.

The National Nursing programme is divided into the following work streams. You can read more about each of these on our national page.

  • Earn, learn and return
  • Transforming nursing for Community and Primary care
  • Preceptorship standards
  • Nurse return to practice
  • Pre-nursing care experience
  • Shape of caring review

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